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Paul McCobb Mahogany Desk, Calvin Collection, circa 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic desk in mahogany designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin collection, circa 1950s. Fully restored. Signature brass stretcher newly polished. Nickel-plated pulls retain some patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Dieter Waeckerlin Teak Shelf with Seagrass Sliding Doors a Bar or Desk, 1950s
By Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare teak shelf system by Dieter Waeckerlin with seagrass sliding doors. One cabinet with a bar or a desk and one cabinet with two sliding doors. Measurements: W 178 cm, H 175 cm, ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Seagrass, Glass, Teak

Walter Bosse Donkey Brass Figurine Pen Holder, Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
A very charming Austrian midcentury pen or pencil holder, displaying a donkey. A very humorous design by Walter Bosse executed by Hertha Baller Austria in the 1950s. Made of brass in...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous desk, design in the style of Gio Ponti, recognizable leg style, the wood that forms an "X" with the upper part larger than the low. All in black lacquered wood, with the to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
H 31.5 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Mint Green Cobra Table Phone, Ericofon by LM Ericsson
Located in Vienna, AT
Vintage Rotary Dial Mint green ericofone. This is the model Cobra. It is made of cream thermoplastic ABS Designed in the 1950s in Sweden by Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell and Gösta Tha...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Steel

Carl Auböck Bookends #4636
By Carl Auböck
Located in Berlin, DE
Classis pair of Carl Auböck bookend in a patina and polish brass mix.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

  • Carl Auböck Bookends #4636
  • Carl Auböck Bookends #4636
  • Carl Auböck Bookends #4636
  • Carl Auböck Bookends #4636
H 4.34 in. Dm 4.34 in.
Reply Architect Drafting Table Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld Ahrend de Cirkel, 1959
By Wim Rietveld, Ahrend de Cirkel, Friso Kramer
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Reply Dutch design architect drafting table designed by Wim Rietveld and Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Circel in 1959. Design Classic, awarded with the "Signe d’Or". The tabletop is ful...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliabue Medea Desk Chair, Italy, 1950s
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in London, GB
An original Vittorio Nobili Medea office or desk chair with rare swivel base, for Fratelli Tagliabue, Italy, 1950s. In original condition. Unmarked. This version has had later wheels...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Desk, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian mid-century desk - 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Italian Mid-Century Desk, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Desk, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Desk, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Desk, 1950s
H 31.5 in. W 70.87 in. D 31.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Green Nilo Glass Desk Set by Fontana Arte, 1950s
By Pietro Chiesa, Fontana Arte
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning and rare crystal desk set produced by Fontana Arte in the 1950s and attributable to the design of Pietro Chiesa. All items are handmade using thick glass colored 'green n...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Metal

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Perpetual Calendar and Desk Pen Holder
By Fontana Arte
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Italian desk accessory in the style of Fontana Arte, black and green nilo glass are in perfect conditions. Days of perpetual calendar are in Italian language.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Eugenio Escudero Mid-Century Desk, Mexico, 1950s
By Eugenio Escudero
Located in Beirut, LB
Eugenio Escudero mid-century desk - Mexico, 1950s Wood, brass inlays, Brass handles and feet.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Eugenio Escudero Mid-Century Desk, Mexico, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Mid-Century Desk, Mexico, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Mid-Century Desk, Mexico, 1950s
  • Eugenio Escudero Mid-Century Desk, Mexico, 1950s
H 29.93 in. W 88.98 in. D 35.04 in.
Mid-Century Ventilator, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of metal - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Ventilator, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Ventilator, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Ventilator, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Ventilator, 1950's
H 14.57 in. W 8.27 in. D 6.7 in.
Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Desk, 1950s
H 29.34 in. W 57.09 in. D 78.55 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Marcel Breuer Style Desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Tuscany, IT
Marcel Breuer style desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern.
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Vintage 1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Marcel Breuer Style Desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern
  • Marcel Breuer Style Desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern
  • Marcel Breuer Style Desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern
  • Marcel Breuer Style Desk 1950s Mid-Century Modern
H 31.5 in. W 27.56 in. D 51.19 in.
1950s Mid-Century Gio Ponti Three Drawers Desk
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
A Gio Ponti three drawers desk manufactured by Isa Bergamo for Fondazione Livio e Maria Garzanti (Forlì) Italy Prov. Fondazione Livio e Maria Garzanti Forli Italy Literature: Franco ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • 1950s Mid-Century Gio Ponti Three Drawers Desk
  • 1950s Mid-Century Gio Ponti Three Drawers Desk
  • 1950s Mid-Century Gio Ponti Three Drawers Desk
  • 1950s Mid-Century Gio Ponti Three Drawers Desk
H 31.5 in. W 59.06 in. D 23.63 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk with Chair, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian Mid-Century Modern desk features quality teak construction with a perfectly matching chair. Floating top design, very beautiful line, jutting drawers, black metal fr...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Hagenauer Mid-Century Modern Brass Decorative Tray, Austria, 1950s
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Hagenauer Mid-Century Modern brass decorative tray, Austria 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mirrored Brass Vanity Tray, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern mirrored brass vanity tray, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Mid Century Desk by Gio Ponti, c1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A mid century desk produced in Italy by italian master Gio Ponti, good solid construction with sapele veneer this desk has a very minimal design with stylish shaped legs and a galler...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Mid Century Desk by Gio Ponti, c1950
  • Mid Century Desk by Gio Ponti, c1950
  • Mid Century Desk by Gio Ponti, c1950
  • Mid Century Desk by Gio Ponti, c1950
H 27.17 in. W 46.46 in. D 25.99 in.
Italian Mid-Century Stately Wooden Desk with Glass Top, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Italian mid-century stately wooden desk with glass top 1950s Sturdy multipurpose desk with eight symmetrical drawers, on either side. The glass slab is in the middle giving the woo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vittorio Dassi Executive Desk, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Vittorio Dassi Executive Desk, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk, Wood and Glass, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk, Wood and Glass, 1950s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Danish Teak Desk by Kai Kristiansen, 1950s
By Feldballes Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful mid century Danish desk with a lovely shaped top. Designed by Kai Kristiansen and fabricated by Feldballes Møbelfabrik in the 50's. A cute circular storage section with ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

1950s Muriel Coleman Pacifica Desk Mid-Century Cabinmodern California Modern
By Muriel Coleman
Located in Washington, DC
USA c.1952. Pacifica desk designed by Murriel Coleman for California Contemporary Co. Basket Width is 28 in.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Small Wooden Italian Desk by Antonio Ferretti, 1950s
By Antonio Ferretti
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern small wooden Italian desk by Antonio Ferretti, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Italian Mid-Century Small Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
This stunning Italian small writing Desk of the 1950s, also named 'dattilo', is attributable to Vittorio Dassi, and was usually accompanied by its largest executive Desk (see last im...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gordon Russell for Heals Mid Century Walnut Desk, 1950s
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Gordon Russell desk Mid 20th century walnut and mahogany studio desk, the rectangular top above a floating bank of drawers opposed by an open shelf, raised upon tapering cylindric...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

Dassi Desk Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Brass Minimal Scultural 1950s Italian
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Dassi small desk rosewood Mid-Century Modern brass minimal scultural 1950s Italian. Colored glass top with gold decorations on the edge. Perfectly restored.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak Desk, Brown and Green, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian teak desk, brown and green, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Mid Century Wooden Brutalist Desk in Solid Elm, Made in France, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Mid Century wooden brutalist desk in solid elm, made in France, 1950s. Overall good vintage condition Honorable designers from this French era is: Charlotte Perriand, Jean prou...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Maple Double Pedestal Desk, 1950s
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern double pedestal executive writing desk By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Solid maple, with original alumi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Desk in the Manner of Gio Ponti, Italy, circa 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York City, NY
Exquisite mid-century desk in the manner of Gio Ponti, Italy, circa 1950s. Stunning and inventive design consists of two drawers with fantastic cut-out handles, open shelf, bowed...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Frank Kyle 1950s Mid Century Rosewood Desk / Dry Bar with Brass Details
By Frank Kyle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid century 1950s rosewood desk / dry bar by Frank Kyle with brass details.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vittorio Dassi Mid-Century Modern Italian Teakwood Writing Desk and Chair, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This desk with its chair was designed by the famous Italian design Vittorio Dassi, using teakwood, Italia, 1950s. The measurements indicated are for the desk only, while the measure...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Vintage Mid Century Table Bell Geisha Brass Wood Statue, Vienna Austria 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Found in Austria at an estate sale, this beautiful table bell is a nice addition to any table. Nice mid century collectible to display in your home.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Regency Desk Writing Table and Chair
By Paolo Buffa, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and neoclassical midcentury Regency Italian writing table or desk with its paired newly upholstered chair both supported by elegant turned and fluted legs ending with taper...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Elegant Red Leather Desk Set by Le Tanneur, France, 1950s
By Le Tanneur
Located in Paris, FR
Midcentury French modern full leather desk set by Le Tanneur composed by: Calendar L 18.5cm x L 11cm depth 5cm Pencil case L 23cm x L 8cm depth 2.5cm Letter-Openers with scissors...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Stainless Steel

Rare Mid Century Fontana Arte Modernist Glass Pen Stand & Ashtray Desk Set
By Fontana Arte
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Circa 1950's Thick slabs of light sea green glass pen stand and ashtray desk set by the esteemed Fontana Arte company. Original condition down to pen holder screw. Minor scratches...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Small Desk and Chair Attributed to Paolo Buffa, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Cute and stylish Italian midcentury modern desk, with a graceful chair, attributed to Paolo Buffa. This teakwood desk it is a splendid example of the Italian class design of 1950. B...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rich Brown Leather Desk Set by Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
A desk set by Adnet, comprises a complete inkwell, an ink blotter, a letters holder and a desk mat that opens up and can be fitted with writing paper. In excellent vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Leather

Rare Mid-Century Modern Desk with Roll-Top, Walnut Veneer, 1950s, Fully Restored
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This is a legendary and mysterious project that was probably commissioned for a chain of exclusive Polish Fashion salons in Poland, circa 1950s. It is not known to this day who is be...
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Vintage 1950s Polish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Teak Desk by Tijsseling, the Netherlands, 1950's
By Louis Van Teeffelen, Tijsseling
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Teak desk by Tijsseling the Netherlands. In good condition. The top has been refinshed.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Emerald Green Leather Desk Set by Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Desk set by Jacques Adnet comprises a desk mat a pen holder, ink blotter and a clock. All with signature Adnet saddle-stitch detail. In excellent vintage shape. Enquire about individ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Leather

Desks Mid-Century Modern Brass Mahogany Laminate 1950 Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Particularly a desk of about 1950 in wood with drawers of celestial laminate, brass feet and crystal top very thick. Measures: height cm 75, width cm 160, depth cm 80. The style remi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Fontana Arte Desk Accessories Glass Set Letter Holder and Blotter 1950s Italy
By Fontana Arte
Located in Rome, IT
Italian desk set by Fontana Arte, very heavy green nilo glass, made in 1950s, there is a small chip in one of them, as the photos show. Letter holder dimensions: 10.5cm H x 17.5c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Metal

Nilo Glass Desk Set, Attributed to Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte, Italy, 1950s
By Pietro Chiesa, Fontana Arte
Located in Greding, DE
Desk set made of Nilo glass with rough edges in its original case. Included are a letter opener, pen and letter holder, ashtray and ink eraser. The case shows strong signs of age and...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Glass

Elegant Mid Century Cerused Ladies Desk with 1 Drawer, France 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Elegant mid century cerused ladies desk with 1 drawer, France 1950's Beautiful and elegant cerused oak ladies desk with 1 drawer. Lovely clean lines. Incredible addition to any de...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Italian Mid-Century Modern Teak Petite Desk Designed by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian Mid-Century Modern petite desk elegantly named "Dattilo" in wood teak designed by Vittorio Dassi, from the 1950s. The drawer front is very elegant, inspired by the co...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Walnut Ash Desk Bureau Secretary, 1950s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage secretary desk bureau Ico Parisi style from walnut and ash veneers designed and manufactured 1950s Italy. The beautiful desk features three spacious drawe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Ash, Walnut

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Industrial Trimline Executive Desk by KEM Weber
By Heywood-Wakefield Co., Kem Weber
Located in Lafayette, IN
This is a wonderful example of KEM Weber's classic Trimline desk design for Heywood Wakefield. This desk is fresh off a full restoration and has been tastefully updated with new faux...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Chrome

Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful original Mid-Century Modern desk with one drawer, steel frame with walnut top and two sliding doors. Measures: Height of the writing surface is 29.50.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
H 39.875 in. W 36.25 in. D 24.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Black Faux Leather Vintage Desk Chair Egon Eiermann, 1950s
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage desk chair designed by Egon Eiermann. The desk chair features a chromed metal base with 4 wheels. Also the seat and back, made of plywood, were covered wit...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Desk with Bookcase Maple Wood Ico Parisi Style Period, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern desk with bookcase maple wood Ico Parisi style period, 1950s. Top desk in crystal green lacquered. Desk measure cm: H80 W118 D52 Bookcase measure cm: H124...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

1950s Desk Organizer Accessory Tray in Solid Mahogany Wood Mexico City Modernism
By Clara Porset, Luis Barragan
Located in National City, CA
Solid mahogany wood. Store coins clips pens etc. Catch all desk organizer tray office accessory. Mexico circa 1950s Stamped on the bottom A 16 Measures: 15.5 W x 2.75 W x 1.5 H inche...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Mahogany

Style Hermes Leather Wrapped Memo Note Pad Holder Desk Accessory 1950s Vintage
By Hermès
Located in National City, CA
French style of Hermes leather wrapped wood memo note pad holder desk accessory vintage circa 1950s. Unmarked. Measures: 7 L x 4.75 W x 1.5 tall Original unrestored patinated cond...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Danish 1950s Kay Bojesen Hippo Wooden Oak Desk Pencil Holder Figurine
By Kay Bojesen
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-Century Modern Kay Bojesen designed the Hippopotamus in 1955 because he needed a device to store his pencil's. The hippo is made of oak and features an adjustable jaw allowing yo...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Oak

Modernist Stainless Steel Italian 1950’s Desk Set Letter Opener and Scissors
By Carl Auböck, Alessi
Located in Framingham, MA
Sleek desk set of stainless steel scissors and letter opener - with case; marked ITALY. 1950's Original owner put the felt pads on. Jens Risom would use these exact pieces in the de...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Desk and chair are made out of fine walnut wood, highly polished. Rectangular table top displaces beautiful wood grain. It has 3 spacious drawers. Desk is elevated by 4 long slim leg...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 28 in.
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1950s Mid Century Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 1950s mid century desk available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and brass, every 1950s mid century desk was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 1950s mid century desk — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A 1950s mid century desk, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made 1950s mid century desk has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, George Nelson and Herman Miller are consistently popular.

How Much is a 1950s Mid Century Desk?

Prices for a 1950s mid century desk start at $1 and top out at $115,000 with the average selling for $2,581.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.